FRM has been involved from the beginning of the years 2000s on the forest plantations for “carbon sink” purposes. Through FRM’s Carbon Department, FRM works today on forest projects intended for carbon markets, in particular within the framework of the REDD+ mechanism.

FRM Carbon Department works alongside project holders at all stages of the forest project. The support covers technical, social, environmental and financial aspects.

FRM Carbon Department’s fine knowledge of the forest carbon negotiations and surrounding context enables the team to intervene on many institutional support and training missions.


Assignments are conducted by FRM’s own staff and rely on inhouse designed and purpose built decision making tools such as the Forest Carbon Print tool set.


An important document and press monitoring work is operated on the international climate negotiations and on the forest and carbon initiatives: carbon finance, voluntary standards, projects, large support initiatives (UN-REDD, World Bank with the FCPF), strategic positioning of States and NGOs, etc.

  • project formulation and feasibility
  • drafting of project registration documents (PDD)
  • validation and registration of projects
  • project implementation
  • monitoring and assessment (MRV)
  • Financial set up and carbon credit sale


Allometry ; Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) ; REDD+ ; Deforestation; Degradation ; Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) ; Project Design Document (PDD) ; Project Idea Note (PIN) ; Monitoring Plan; Voluntary Standards; carbon credits; payment for environmental services (PES); High Conservation Value Forests (HCV); Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)